Transneft has started oil supplies to Belarusian refineries as directed by routing instructions, spokesman of the Russian pipeline operator Igor Demin told reporters on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.
"Supplies to Belarusian refineries are underway as directed by endorsed routing instructions," he said.
"We confirm," press secretary of the state concern Belneftekhim Alexander Tishchenko told reporters when asked about the start of supplies.
Transneft’s representative said last week that four Russian oil companies started registering routing instructions on oil supplies to Belarusian refineries in April. He added that those were companies traditionally supplying oil to Belarusian refineries.
Rosneft informed last week that it had signed oil supply contracts with Belarusian refineries under the terms stated earlier — with the premium of $5 per tonne.
All in all, Russian companies have applied for oil supply to Belarus in April in the amount of around 1 mln tonnes.